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Jeffrey P. Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University, will present, discuss and sign copies of his book, "Entertaining Politics: New Political Television and Civic Culture," at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Prince Books, 109 E. Main Street, Norfolk.

"Entertaining Politics" examines humorous political talk shows on television -- Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Dennis Miller Live -- and challenges the assumption that these shows have dumbed-down politics.

By investigating the production, content, and audiences for such programming, Jones
contends that these shows provide important alternatives to traditional elite political and news sources.

The store is located next to the Marriott Hotel at the corner of Main Street and Martin's Lane. Free parking in rear of building for Prince Books customers on evenings and weekends. More information is available by calling 622-9223 or online at http://www.prince-books.com.

This article was posted on: November 12, 2004

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